Your Voice: Concern over hospitalists solved
September 10, 2016Hospitalists concerns, JAMA and the opioid crisis are the hot topics in this edition of Your Voice.
In this issue
CMS must stop manipulating small practices September 10, 2016By Keith L. MartinThe federal government must rethink its strategy of working to put small medical practices out of business. Medicare payment reform threatens independent practice September 10, 2016By Jordan RosenfeldCritics of MACRA fear MIPS’s extensive reporting requirements, and physicians who choose the APM route may be signing the death warrant for their practices. How physicians can prepare for the new ICD-10 codesNew ICD-10 procedure and diagnosis codes—added as a result of the thawing of a partial code freeze in effect since 2011—are coming October 1. 5 tips to prepare your practice for the end of the ICD-10 grace period
September 10, 2016The ICD-10 grace period officially ends on October 1; however, only time will tell if—and when—payers begin to demand greater specificity. In the meantime, consider these five tips to ensure compliance in the short and long term.
How group visits can improve chronic condition management September 10, 2016By Janet ColwellWith preparation and team effort, group sessions can be a revenue stream, improve care and boost patient satisfaction. The next ICD-10 hurdle: Prepare for payer scrutiny September 10, 2016By Lisa Eramo MAWhat’s changing about coding in October, and what physicians need to do to prepare. Election season giving you anxiety? We've got a pill for that
September 10, 2016Is this election causing you lots of stress (let's be honest, you know it is)? Then we've got a pill for you!
Make smarter decisions with practice benefit dollars September 10, 2016By Janet Kidd StewartHow to build an attractive employee benefit package that doesn’t break the bank. Tips for physicians who also need to be consumer advocates September 10, 2016By James F. SweeneyPatients are on the hook for more of their healthcare costs, prompting calls for doctors to get involved.